Learn more about our story and why we do what we do here at Rehema.

The Need

Thousands of abandoned children in Kenya desperately need to be rescued, raised, educated and empowered to fulfill their God-given potential. Our solution is intervention - we break the cycle of generational poverty so that children can grow up to become leaders in their nation. We believe holistic care is the solution. First, our In Step Children's Home and Academy provide a family-like approach filled with structure, love, direction and mentorship. Second, we aim to provide for our children through college, much like a family would in the United States. Third, we offer services such as nutrition, trauma counseling, health care, and special needs assistance. These are services the children would otherwise not have access to.

The Solution

Since our first baby arrived in 2006, Rehema for Kids has rescued and raised hundreds of children. We are the only children’s home in the region that funds each child’s high school education, college or trade school and as a result, several of our graduates are now working in the community and contributing to the betterment of society. They are working in childcare, construction, information technology, and one is currently enrolled in culinary school.

We believe God calls us all to care for “the least of these.” Rehema for Kids is a dedicated group of Christian leaders who welcome those abandoned kids into our village. In our care, we provide them with a loving home, quality education, nutritious meals, medical intervention, trauma counseling, and Biblical discipling that gives children the hope of Jesus and a chance to break the cycle of poverty.  Our village consists of a children’s home, primary and junior high school, medical clinic, and special needs center where they can heal and thrive.

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25 NIV


Our Children's Home Today

In Step Foundation (ISF) is registered as a company formed under the Kenyan Companies Act and is a separate organization from Rehema Ministries dba Rehema for Kids. ISF owns the land, buildings and other assets in Kenya. The children’s home is also registered as a Kenyan entity under the Kenyan Societies Act under the name In Step Children’s Ministries. This registration allows the organization to officially operate as a licensed children’s home that provides care for the children.

Jeff and Carla Picicci continue to be a huge source of inspiration to all who are blessed to know them. The children at ISF are blessed to have Baba Jeff and Mama Carla at the helm! Rehema for Kids leadership is so thankful for Jeff and Carla’s hard-working, sacrificial, and dedicated work ethic. The Piciccis work closely with Rehema for Kids leadership to help convey the current and future needs of the children, and the infrastructure at ISF that supports their efforts.

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25 NIV